PNoy just wanted proper perspective on laglag bala: Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Tuesday denied that President Benigno Aquino III was being insensitive when he indicated that the reports of alleged laglag bala extortion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport were overblown by the media. In a radio interview, Communications...

Filipino is new UN official for internal oversight

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A Filipino has been given the go-signal to lead the United Nations Office of the Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) for a five-year non-renewable term. In a statement, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the action by the General...

Whistleblowers urge DOJ to expel Mercado from Witness Protection Program

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) – An organization of whistleblowers urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to remove former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado from its Witness Protection program (WPP). Whistleblowers Association of the Philippines headed by Sandra Cam added that there...

HPG chief: MMDA should also investigate ‘attacked’ constable

MANILA, Sept 26 (Mabuhay) – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) should also conduct an investigation against its constable who was attacked by two members of the Philippine National Police’s Highway Patrol Group last Tuesday night, a police official said...

DOJ finds probable cause vs 21 suspects in Caramoan massacre

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a resolution that found probable cause to charge members of the Sagip Kalikasan Task Force (SKTF) with murder pertaining to the “Caramoan massacre” on March 22, 2014 that led to the death of four...

Over 900 ‘ghost’ senior citizens in Makati, says exec

MANILA, Aug 20 (Mabuhay) – An official working for Makati City acting mayor Romulo Peña on Thursday said more than 900 senior citizens receiving benefits from the city government could not be found in their addresses. Makati Action Center chief Arthur Cruto said the findings are...

Trillanes: 2 more exposés vs. VP Binay this month

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV will be presenting two new allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay when the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee resumes its investigation on the anomalies linked to the Binay family this August. “Merong dalawang bagong exposé,”...

NBI says Iglesia ni Cristo ‘abduction’ case closed

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday said it has already “closed” its investigation on the alleged abduction of ministers of Iglesia ni Cristo. Manuel Eduarte, chief of the NBI Anti-Organized Transnational Crime Division, said the bureau decided...

Probe on ‘White House’ controversy will continue – PNP chief Marquez

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ricardo Marquez on Tuesday assured the public that investigation on the alleged anomalies surrounding the so-called “White House” in Camp Crame will continue even if it has now become his official...

PNoy orders speedy, thorough probe on Ormoc sea tragedy

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to conduct a speedy and thorough investigation on the capsizing of motorized banca off Ormoc City on Thursday, which has left at least 39 individuals dead. In a text message...